Long-time AVI CHAI Foundation Senior Program Officer, Rachel Abrahams, to Join the Mayberg Foundation

Long-time AVI CHAI Foundation Senior Program Officer, Rachel Abrahams, to Join the Mayberg Foundation

Chevy Chase, Md. -- Rachel Mohl Abrahams, an AVI CHAI Foundation senior program officer specializing in Jewish education and day school initiatives, will join the Mayberg Foundation’s professional staff in January 2020 as senior advisor for education grants and programs.

As senior advisor, Abrahams will advance the impact and scope of the Foundation’s Jewish education-related grantmaking. She will further the Mayberg Foundation’s high impact, entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy by managing grants and partnerships, conferring with staff and trustees on organizational strategy and elevating positive change initiatives in the field of Jewish education.

To achieve these ends, Abrahams will direct her efforts to the Mayberg Foundation's core grantmaking program, as well as the day school improvement program it initiated and incubates, the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC), which draws support from multiple philanthropic partnerships for its pursuit of lasting school change.

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Prizmah-CJDS Highlights Manette Mayberg's Call to Day Schools: Follow This Kind of GPS for a Strong Jewish Future

Prizmah-CJDS Highlights Manette Mayberg's Call to Day Schools: Follow This Kind of GPS for a Strong Jewish Future

Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools highlighted a compelling thought leadership article written by Mayberg Foundation Trustee, Manette Mayberg, about her dream of God-Powered Schools (GPS).

Let’s Follow this Kind of GPS for a Strong Jewish Future illustrates a “directional system for Jewish day schools that guides them by mission and vision, mapping the way forward most effectively. A GPS would provide continuous evaluation of a school’s actions so when a miscalculation or misguidance occurs, the school would be redirected… A GPS is one that is guided by the sum of our holy texts, time-tested over thousands of years. A GPS is informed by the teachings of eternal Jewish wisdom and embodies Jewish values. A GPS steers students to develop a relationship with the Divine—whatever their concepts of God might be—and a strong Jewish identity. A GPS emphasizes Jewish values and relevance as much as text study and skills. It also demands that all systems throughout a school—from policies to content to pedagogy—support students’ journeys of Jewish discovery.”

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Sunflower Bakery Honors Mayberg Foundation with 2019 Community Vision Award

Sunflower Bakery Honors Mayberg Foundation with 2019 Community Vision Award

Sunflower Bakery honored the Mayberg Foundation with the 2019 Community Vision Award at their Annual Appreciation & Graduation Event held on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Louis Mayberg, trustee, accepted the award on behalf of the foundation.

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Todd Sukol's Op-Ed about Discussing the “What and Why” of Jewish Philanthropy Featured in EJewish Philanthropy

Todd Sukol's Op-Ed about Discussing the “What and Why” of Jewish Philanthropy Featured in EJewish Philanthropy

EJewish Philanthropy featured an op-ed authored by Todd Sukol, Mayberg Foundation Executive Director, as the lead article on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

His article entitled, "Understanding, Context and Perspective: Prerequisities to Skill Building in Jewish Philanthropy,” makes a strong case for three essential activities Jewish communal professionals should be focusing on to advance the field in its aspirations to develop professional standards and ethical guidelines.  

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Louis Mayberg's Op-Ed about Studying Talmud with a South Korean CEO Published in The Jerusalem Post and Washington Jewish Week

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Mayberg Foundation Trustee Louis Mayberg’s op-ed about what he learned from studying Talmud with a South Korean CEO was published in The Jerusalem Post and Washington Jewish Week in addition to other regional Jewish press.

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In this article, Mr. Mayberg shares about an unlikely chevruta/study partner he encountered while traveling for business in South Korean. He also surfaces the essential lesson he took away from that experience, which guides his understanding of Foundational Judaism, one of the Mayberg Foundation’s core values.